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Picked this beauty up for zero dollars this weekend. It has been passed around several of my son's friends and the last kid was just tired of tinkering with it. Mostly complete 96 300FW. The pic is my boy robbing the swing arm and rear diff for his 300 for a big memorial weekend ride. Wiring is garbage at the battery, kick start doesnt work, no coil, smoked like cheech and chong when it ran last. I figure a couple hundred and a few hours and this will be ready to ride. Journey will be documented on Instagram at @martincyclellc if ya wanna follow along.
I had a quad fall in my lap a couple weeks ago. The only things I knew about it was it was a Kawasaki Bayou 220, was in pretty rough shape and was free. I couldn't say no to a fun little project. I've been looking a different ATV forums gathering quite a bit of info and decided this was the one I wanted to join.
Thanks to this forum, I found the VIN under about an inch of mud and cross referenced it to be a '98. It had been sitting outside for at least 5 years and was told it ran when parked, but had no brakes. Squirrels or mice had been chewing on the handlebar controls and it's generally just kind of beat up.
So far, I've gone through the carb (not near as bad as I expected), freed up the brakes (will probably need new cables), replaced the spark plug, air filter, petcock and put a new battery in it.
The gas tank had been empty and looked clean so I put some fresh gas in it and tried to crank it today. I got a neutral light, but the starter button did nothing. I tried pull-starting it and it wouldn't fire. I checked the plug and wasn't getting a spark. I started digging and found some potential issues and some definite problems.
I have a wiring diagram I found on here but it's just a picture or scan out of a book and hard to read. I don't see a reference to a black/yellow wire, which is my first problem.
First, it that a factory crimp? One of those wired looks like it goes to the connector in the 2nd pic. Is that just a spade lug type connector? I pulled on it with some needle nose pliers but it didn't seem to want to come off. In the 3rd pic, should there be a fourth wire?
I've read through and bookmarked the threads Andrew Baker and Arizona have going but I figured I needed to start with these obvious issues first. I have lots of pictures, so if there is something else you want to see, just ask. If I don't already have a pic, I'll take one.
By Ted Craig
Hello, i have many questions but ill start with a few.
1. The yamaha 350 from 89ish- 93ish has this dual actuating throttle cable assembly. I can not find a replacement cable for it. One cable had rusted and broke. Do i need to update to the new carb style that has the single cable? If so this sucks because i just cleaned this one.
2. Has anyone found replacement struts/coil-overs for these moto 4s?
3. What cause oil residue in the starter gear housing? Is it normal?
4. Does anyone have a service manual?
I hope to get answers to this stuff. Im the kind of guy that researches and never Have the opportunity to help people. Hopefully this thread will do just that.
By Frank Angerano
So i have a friend at work who was recently diagnosed with a small but very manageable heart problem. He is in good shape but doc says he shouldn't be shoveling snow or anything crazy for a while until they figure this out. So he asked me to see what i can find him to plow since he has a good size piece of property. So i spent the last two weeks scouring the local states to find him a good atv with a plow!
Found him a big bear 400 4x4 with a plow for a steal! Going to go through it good and put my touch on it and deliver it next week.
As much fun as we have with this quad thing its just as much fun helping others out!
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